Campaign 2010

Jul 12, 2007

Chairman Chris Van Hollen Statement on Today’s Iraq Vote in the House of Representatives

DCCC Press

Jul 12, 2007

Chairman Chris Van Hollen Statement on Today’s Iraq Vote in the House of Representatives

Chairman Chris Van Hollen today released the following statement on the Iraq vote in the House of Representatives this afternoon.

“More than six months into the troop surge, it is clear the President’s Iraq strategy is not working – more than 3,600 American troops have been killed and thousands more have been injured, U.S. taxpayers are spending $10 billion a month, and the Iraqi government has failed to meet the agreed upon political, economic or military benchmarks.

“Americans deserve more from Republicans than sound bytes and speeches. Today’s House vote to responsibly redeploy our combat troops in Iraq is a test for Republicans who say the right things and then vote again and again to rubber stamp President Bush’s war without end. Republicans will be held accountable by their constituents for blindly supporting President Bush's failed Iraq strategy that does not serve our national security."